I am super excited to be sharing a new Moda Bake Shop Tutorial today as part of their Summer of Solids!!! It's called Double Take and I have to say, I so just love it!!!!
Double Take is all about bold colors and a strong graphic design. This is because it will be used for my Alma Mater's Homecoming celebration (once I add a custom layered applied logo to it) and so I wanted to make sure it would appeal to college kids. And I just love the way it turned out.
Double Take might look a little complex, but trust me, you are going to be amazed at how easy it is to put together!!! Using lots of strip piecing and then a lattice template to trim, this quilt top goes together in a jiffy!!! And it is so fun and easy to make!!!!
When it came time to quilt it, I decided it needed straight lines to add to the graphic nature. So I loaded it in the long-arm and used the channel locks on the machine to keep the lines nice and straight ;) I just randomly spaced the lines for a fun little effect. Once I did all the horizontal lines, I reloaded the quilt the other direction, and once again, quilted random straight lines to give it the crosshatch effect ;) Oh ya, 2 miles worth of walking back and forth on this one!!!
The backing of Double Take is a beautiful black and white print from Half Moon Modern. I love that the quilting just blends away with it. I bound it in my leftover red jelly strips and I just love its little pop on the back!!
So that is Double Take!!! I hope you love it as much as I do!!! You can find the complete and free Step by Step Tutorial on how to make this 80" x 80" stunner at the Moda Bake Shop, right here ;) And if you make your own, I would love to see it!!! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or add it to my Flickr Group ;) I can't wait to see what color combo's you use ;)
Thanks for popping in today!!! Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!